Funding Opportunity: Orange Button (SB-DATA)
SunShot Subprogram: Soft Costs
Location: San Francisco, CA
Amount Awarded: $1,000,000
Awardee Cost Share: $1,000,000

kWh Analytics will support the adoption of industry-led data standards, including the development of a data format translation software tool, Solar BabelFish, which will instantly translate original data formats into data standards. This will significantly reduce the time and effort required to adopt data standards and lead to a 60% adoption rate of data standards by the U.S. solar market within two years.


kWh Analytics will develop data translation capabilities to help solar stakeholders covert data assets into standardized, easy-to-exchange data for key activity categories (e.g. financing, asset appraisals, grid operations).


This project will lower the barrier of adoption of the new data standards by giving the solar industry easy mechanisms to translate data. It will also improve data transparency and flow of information, which will lead to a more efficient, competitive solar market across the value chain.